I'm a Doctor. Greedy Health Care Failed My Father
The truth is that health care is big business, and the primary goal is not necessarily the best patient outcomes.
Governor: A Big Win for Bipartisanship—and the People of North Carolina
With today's hyper-partisan politics, it's easy to lose hope that compromise can overcome our biggest challenges. But if six years as a Democratic governor with a Republican legislature has taught me anything, it's that persistence and old fashioned coalition building still matter.
These seven states are sleepwalking into a maternal mortality crisis
Since 2022, seven states have instituted full abortion bans without extending postpartum Medicaid—a combination experts believe will be deadly for new mothers.
Looking for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse? Start Here
When it comes to a budget showdown in Washington, facts rarely get in the way of a good sound bite, and the reality of what drives our debt and deficits matters far less than the political reality of the parties involved in the debate.
States Can Save the Lives of New Mothers by Taking a Single Step
Medicaid is currently required to cover pregnancy-related care for only up to 60 days after birth. This often leads to a maternal coverage gap. Medicaid income eligibility levels for parents can be lower than those for pregnant women, leaving many parents uninsured if they cannot pay for other health insurance through the health insurance marketplace.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden finally agree on something
Trump is looking to outflank his opponents on cuts to entitlement spending like Medicare and Social Security, knifing his political rivals in the process.
To Deal with Debt, Congress Must Slow Federal Health Spending
It's long past time for policymakers to get serious about Washington's fiscal course. Congress must enact reforms to federal health programs.
15 Million Americans Are About to Lose Their Health Care. Congress Must Act
It's time to avert an even greater disaster by preventing millions of eligible families from losing health care because of nothing more than missing paperwork.
Video of Mike Lee vowing to gut Social Security resurfaces
"It will be my objective to phase out Social Security," Senator Mike Lee of Utah said while campaigning for his current seat in 2010.
What Inflation Means for Your Health Care Costs
Analysts expect health care costs to be $590 billion higher by 2027 than the projected $5.8 trillion, causing concern for the affordability for patients.
Woman Who Stole Diapers After Hourly Raise Sparks Outcry of Support
"You should not feel guilty, this is capitalism," a Redditor commented. "Playing fair will only result in us losing."
Biden Takes Aim at DeSantis With Transgender Executive Order
"President Biden always stands up to bullies. And that's what these extreme MAGA laws and policies do—they bully kids," administration officials said.
Championing Consumer Freedom in Health Care
Conservatives can win the health care debate, but they must first know where they are going.
Fox News Host Confronts Rick Scott Over Proposed Tax Hike in Election Year
When the GOP senator claimed John Roberts was using a "Democrat talking point," the Fox News host pushed back, saying, "No, no, it's in the plan."
A 'New Normal' Can't Mean the Same Old Health Insurance
While policymakers continue to debate President Joe Biden's health priorities, his health insurance affordability proposals must stay front and center in the "new normal."
Doctor Guilty in $19M Fraud Used Dialysis, Blood Clot Patients in Scheme
The guilty vascular surgeon often billed insurers for procedures never even conducted, court documents show.
Gov. Newsom Proposes Health Coverage for Illegal Immigrants in CA by 2024
California's governor proposed using a budget surplus to provide all immigrants, in the country legally and illegally, with health coverage.
Price Cut on Controversial Drug Could Lead to Lower Medicaid Premium
"With the 50 percent price drop of Aduhelm on Jan. 1, there is a compelling basis...to reexamine the previous recommendation," Xavier Becerra said.
Allow Biden's Healthcare Vaccine Mandate, Former Health Chiefs Urge SCOTUS
Biden's vaccine mandate for health-care workers affect about 10 million Americans.
Louisiana Allowing More Disabled Children to Get Medicaid Coverage
The new program is estimated to cost $54 million for the first year, with about $9.5 million coming from state dollars and the rest paid with federal financing.
U.S. Health Care Spending Jumped 9.7 Percent to $4.1T in 2020: Report Shows
The government doubled its usual health care spending growth rate last year, with extra money going to Medicaid, COVID-19 measures and medical care providers.
Free School Lunch Now in 8 More States, Reaches About 75 Percent
Students that have Medicaid will also now be automatically added to the program and be able to receive free or reduced-price meals for lunch and breakfast.
Medicaid Change Sending California Inmates in Nursing Homes Back to Prisons
Prison officials say a change in federal rules led them to limit medical parole to only those inmates who are so ill they are hooked to ventilators to breathe.
Stacey Abrams PAC Wipes Out $212 Million in Medical Debt for 108,000 People
The Fair Fight Political Action Committee donated a total of $1.34 million to the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt to clear the debts.
Stacey Abrams Group Donates $1m to Medical Debt Relief—Here's Who Qualifies
Fair Fight Action has given money to the non-profit RIP Medical Debt to help more than 108,000 Americans in five states pay their bills.
Food Stamps, Medicaid Could Lose Funding if U.S. Debt Limit Not Raised
President Joe Biden wants bipartisan action on increasing the debt limit, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Democrats are on their own.
Biden Admin Should Expand Its Health Care Vaccine Requirement
The Biden administration announced that nursing homes receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid dollars will be required to vaccinate their staff.
California Proposes Paying Drug Addicts Small Amounts to Stay Sober
"I think there is a lot in this strategy for everyone to like," said state Senator Scott Wiener, the author of the bill. "Most important of all, it works."
Judge Orders Missouri Medicaid Expansion to Move Forward
Kelli Jones, Governor Mike Parson's spokeswoman, said the administration will "follow the law and will continue to look at how to operationalize the court's order."
Public Abortion Coverage Helps My Patients
Eliminating the Hyde Amendment and covering all pregnancy-related care, including abortion, is critical to achieve true reproductive justice and liberation.